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10 minutes ago, Route66 said:

Over the years I've read books of all genres but apart from Earth Abides by George.R.Stewart never read sci-fi until reading Philip k dicks electric dreams which really blew my mind.Therefore the penultimate truth is the first full novel of his for me and have also got ubik and our friends from frolix 8 at home but thanks for the recommendations as his back catalogue is huge (I'll check hmvs 2 for £5 offers as that's where the others came from)

Let me know if you need any sci-fi recommendations, I am a huge nerd when it comes to classic sci-fi, have a few hundred novels of said genre. 

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Reads for the year so far. Have read every single day, probably averaging over an hour a day!  Picks of the bunch are Quiet, The Barcelona Way and 59 Lessons. The Noonday Demon is essentially a 500 page encyclopedia of depression which was quite interesting.

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On 2/12/2019 at 2:14 PM, The Future is League said:

Yesterday i finished reading Zero Day by David Baldacci,, again another excellent book.

I have been lucky of late with the books that i have been reading they have all been very good

I have just started The Camel Club by David Baldacci. 

Is Zero day a John Puller novel? 

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50% off at one of the local charity shops, picked up a hardback copy of Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam for $4 (£2.50 or so).

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Just now, The Future is League said:

Yes it is, and i have read all the camel club books, and i enjoyed them all, and i think and hope you do as well

Thank you. I have The Collectors to read next. 

The Camel Club books were £1 each on the kindle daily deal last year so I bought the first 2. If I see the offer again I will buy the others.

Usually there are one or two of his on offer each month. 

It's good to know you enjoy crime books. I really enjoy them too.

 

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Just finished The Snack Thief, a Montalbano novel and the first one that I've been completely disappointed by. Very much a "is that it?, seriously, is that it?" by the end. If it wasn't on Kindle I might have been tempted to throw it across the room in disgust.

Dipping into some short stories by Lu Xun and the next novel will be Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I read and enjoyed The Voice of the Violin and I have a few others waiting to read on my kindle. 

I like European crime series of books.

My favourite of the tv series was August Flame - was that based on a book do you know Jon?

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Just now, Niels said:

 

My favourite of the tv series was August Flame - was that based on a book do you know Jon?

Not sure. There are a lot of books. I'm sure wiki will have the answer!


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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5 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Not sure. There are a lot of books. I'm sure wiki will have the answer!

Thanks. Nothing direct but I checked the book list and The book was called August Heat. 

There seems to be slight variations to the plot of the tv series.

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This popped up on my Twitter earlier today - an English translation of a short story from an only recently-published collection by Tove Janssen. She's far better better known for her 'Moomins' children's books, but her books for adults are also well-loved.

The Island.

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

This popped up on my Twitter earlier today - an English translation of a short story from an only recently-published collection by Tove Janssen. She's far better better known for her 'Moomins' children's books, but her books for adults are also well-loved.

The Island.

I read The True Deceiver a few years ago. That’s very good.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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2 hours ago, gingerjon said:

I read The True Deceiver a few years ago. That’s very good.

Agreed. I have, in recent years, not only read that, the Summer Book and the Winter Book, but revisited my childhood with some of the Moomin tales. They are all wonderful. She had a fascinating life outside her writing, too.

Oh, and it turns out that I'm still scared of the Groke.

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Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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I very nearly borrowed The MasterChef Cookbook from the library yesterday, but having looked through it, most of the stuff in there was beyond my semi-medium talent, so I put it back on the shelf, and renewed my Greek book, so I can Scan some of the recipes into my computer.


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On 2/21/2019 at 11:38 PM, CanaBull said:

50% off at one of the local charity shops, picked up a hardback copy of Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam for $4 (£2.50 or so).

My joint top author.

 

And a good story too, although not his best. The only thing that annoys me is, the main character is supposed to have a Yorkshire accent I believe but unfortunately he hasn't got it right, too much 't' for me. Unless that is actually how we sound????

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On 2/22/2019 at 12:07 AM, The Future is League said:

Yes it is, and i have read all the camel club books, and i enjoyed them all, and i think and hope you do as well

I finished The Camel Club tonight. I really enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down even when the rugby and darts were on. 

The fourth book is on sale for 99p on kindle this month so I have added this one. 

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Tim Moore - Nul Points. Tim tracks down and interviews (where possible) all the acts who have achieved the magnificent zero at the Eurovision Song Contest.

A little trite and self-indulgent at times, but there are some fascinating life stories from both before and after the artists' Eurovision experience. Some very different reactions to their very public humiliations, from acceptance to trauma to revelling in it to wiping it from the CV and getting on with their career. It starts with Jahn Teigen and ends with Jemini. 

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The Iron Heel by Jack London, his view of a nightmarish fascist dystopia looked back on from the viewpoint of a future egalitarian society 


"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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Connections, the Ascent of Man and The Sinai Tapestry!

And Figures of Earth by James Branch Capbell

Memory like seive, concentration of a goldfish!

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“I would!”     

 

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5 hours ago, MattSantos said:

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

My brain hurts.

Love that book.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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